Car Parts Price-Fixing Case Overreaches, Cos. Say

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A group of auto parts manufacturers told a Michigan federal judge on Monday that class actions brought by car dealers and other indirect purchasers accusing them of a vast price-fixing conspiracy for seat belts, airbags and safety systems are too broadly constructed.

In a 132-page motion to dismiss, Japan's Takata Corp., Sweden's Autoliv ASP Inc. and other manufacturers argued that the complaints against them claim improper conduct in product markets that do not overlap, effectively foreclosing the wide-ranging conspiracy the dealers and purchasers are trying to...
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